Undergraduate Summer Internship Program (USIP)

Nine Weeks: Summers

2015 USIP Participants

NCAS is seeking outstanding students who are motivated for future graduate study in the physical sciences, mathematics, or engineering to apply for the summer research internship program. Scholars with backgrounds in mathematics, chemistry, physics, meteorology, environmental sciences, and engineering are encouraged to apply.

Research Areas:

The range of areas include the atmospheric and environmental sciences from laboratory studies, modeling and data analysis, to environmental observations. Each participant’s research interests and abilities will be matched with NCAS or NOAA scientists and the needs of their research programs. Students are encouraged to   visit the NCAS website for descriptions of ongoing research.

Internship Benefits:

The internship stipend is approximately $5,200 for a nine (9)-week period. In addition to the stipend; travel expenses to and from the research site, housing, and some funds for meals, will be provided. The start date is flexible but preferably within the first two weeks of June 2016.

Possible Internship Locations:

NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Howard University;
Howard University Beltsville Research Center;
National Centers for Environmental Prediction;
State University of New York at Albany – Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Department;
University of Maryland, College Park – Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)

Application deadline: February 28, 2016

Only U.S. Citizens May Apply

To apply please submit the following:
A completed application form (download below), resume,  official transcript,  two (2) letters of recommendation, and one (1) page statement on research interest to:

NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS)
Howard University Research Building I, Suite 305, 1840 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

For additional information, please call NCAS 202-865-8678 or e-mail:

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NCAS Employment Application – 2014